Month: January 2019

Australian Truck Drivers Plead with Drivers to Give Trucks Space

According to new research, most fatal truck crashes around the country are caused by cars and not trucks. The tragic part is that these crashes are avoidable, which is why Australia’s biggest truck insurer National Transport Insurance is urging all drivers to be careful around trucks and give them the space they need. The insurer …

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Roads Australia Says Prioritising Infrastructure in Key

Given the current population trends, Roads Australia (RA) is calling for urgency when it comes to urban infrastructure planning and delivery. While referencing Infrastructure Australia’s Planning Liveable Cities report, the RA believes infrastructure delivery is failing to keep up with population growth and change. The report highlighted certain issues relating to road infrastructure such as …

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NSW Launches Transport Industry

Report Says Truckies Less Likely to Ask for Help with Mental Health

Worrying results from the third report of Monash University’s Driving Health Study revealed that Australian truck drivers suffering from mental illness are less likely than other workers to seek help. The study found that in addition to drivers being hesistant to seek the necessary medical help, the drawn out process to access treatment is a …

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Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue Data Being Collected

The NTC has embarked on  a collaboration with the NHVR, industry and governments to develop a national framework for collecting real-life operational data so future fatigue policy can be improved. The aim is to improve road safety by collecting data on heavy vehicle driver fatigue and analysing it for improved, better informed future policy decisions …

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